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I know everyone says we need to stay out of women’s wombs, particularly those of celebrities, but Nia Long’s is one I’m about to jump in. In the November issue of Ebony, the expectant mother, who already has an 11-year-old son, discusses her current pregnancy. While she drops some pretty solid introspection on what it’s like to come into your own as a 40-year-old woman, when she speaks of her bun in the oven she says: “I honestly asked God for this.”

I was just a smidge confused. She continues:

“The medical [profession] tries to tell every woman, ‘Have your babies before 40 because you shouldn’t have children after 40. Society tells us, ‘Get married before 30, because no man wants a woman after 30.’

“You are not half the woman you’re gonna be until you turn 30. You’re not even half of that woman yet,” Long adds. “So I think if we’d just take our time as women, and do what comes natural to us and for us, we would make fewer mistakes.”

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